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Deschutes Armory XPA (Extra Pale Ale)

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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Its fitting this experimental pale ale was the first beer brewed at our Portland Pub. This XPA gets its bitter twist from Nugget, and Northern Brewer hops, then delivers a pronounced citrus kick from Cascade, Centennial and Citra hops. Consider this your next hop obsession.

Malt: Crystal
Hops: Nugget, Northern Brewer, Citra, Cascade, Centennial
192 Calories

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (12487) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Keg at Hopcat Madison, 8/15/16. Clear amber, large creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of floral, herbal hops, pale malt. The taste is herbal, piney hops, pale doughy malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5836) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Mango and strawberry aroma, honey underneath. Cloudy copper, medium yellow head. Lemongrass, orange, grapefruit. Brief appearances of grain. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Great aroma, but rather ordinary on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3743) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of bread, floral and resin. Taste is caramel and citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (2205) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2016
12oz bottle from Kroger (Hydraulic Rd., Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of herbal hops, floral, bready. Clear orange with a fairly lasting white head. Pretty dry, malty, herbaceous. Light-medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2176) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Pours a clear orange-copper into the glass, with a nice frothy tan head that leaves trace lacing. The nose is of citrusy hops. Flavors are of citrus, biscuit, light caramel and peppering bitters which finish with a long, sustaining peppery pine note. The medium body and semi-active carbonation, alongside a substantial mouthfeel makes this a nice "transition brew", taking aspects from both pale ale and IPA contingencies. This is quite nice, and a very decent experimental offering. It provides a great quaff and has complexity for days. APA and IPA fans wont be disappointed with this "experimental" release. Great job. Thoroughly enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
adrianehendee (56) - - OCT 20, 2016
Had on tap at brew pub in Bend. Clear dark yellow. Slightly sour/grapefruity smell. Tastes like accidental perfume in the mouth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adwoan99 (305) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Above average. Not as citrusy as the fresh squeezed or hop trip. Perhaps a nice segway from lighter beers to IPAs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2336) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
$1.89 bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, Downtown. Pours clear red/amber with an inch of off-white head. Heft aroma of kool-ade as the cap comes off. A closer sniff and its bittersweet berry, citrus, sweat. Taste is a tingly bitter mouthful of citrus peel - some orange and grapefruit in there, as well as a bit of toasted malt. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibrubeer (313) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 12, 2016
12 oz bottle. Aroma is light malt, a little hops. Amber color with off white head, pretty good hang time. Flavor has a little biscuit malt flavor, smooth hoppiness. Almost a little off flavor of some type? Med to full body. Overall, not a bad beer, but not my favorite.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
derekalyon (11) - - OCT 11, 2016
Nice with a crisp yet round hop profile Very drinkable, over-the-plate pale ale 55 IBU, 5.9% alcohol ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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